February 04, 2015 Archive February 2015

GOP senator: Don't make employees wash their hands after going to the bathroom, because freedom

Don Lemon tweets shirtless selfie of "measles shot scar" -- and gets mercilessly mocked

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

The right's textbook freakout: What the fight over new A.P. history standards is really about

Similac and Mayim Bialik are both wrong about the breastfeeding "mom wars"

Indiana lawmaker proposes "Office of Marriage Promotion"

GOP gubernatorial candidate: Liberals' "sexual permissiveness" to blame for child porn

Fox News' Keith Ablow says shushing a woman is just "playful and warm"

The "perfect victim" myth: How attempts to discredit rape survivors stand in the way of real change

Oil companies are dumping waste into California's remaining drinkable water sources

British members of Parliament approve "three-parent-babies" measure

"People could die and that's OK": Why the right's free-market health philosophy is ludicrous

Stop telling me my G-spot doesn't exist

Exclusive: Watch the hypnotic short film based on Tom McCarthy's new novel "Satin Island"

"Fresh off the Boat" confronts the sharp tragicomedy of Asian immigrant family life

Sex shop crimes: How vandals, creeps and violence threaten our neighborhood vibrator peddlers

"We are 50 percent of the population and our stories matter": Athena Film Festival founder Melissa Silverstein on sexism in Hollywood

Fugitive treasure hunter's assets sought as he faces hearing

Vaccine debate tests first-time White House hopefuls

The 10 safest cities in the world

Robert Reich: The sharing economy is hurtling us backwards

A willful ignorance on welfare: George Will and the right's complete disregard for the reality of poverty in America

"Don't ask, don't tell" is a lie: What Ashton Carter should be asked today

White male temper tantrums: What the "political correctness" debate completely misses

Lani Guinier on our Ivy League meritocracy lie: "You don't want only those people who do well on the SAT"

America's vaccination nightmare: What Christie & Paul's nonsense is really about

"Black people. That's what he thinks this was all about": How Romney's 2012 concession irked Obama

Glenn Beck compares anti-vaxxers with Galileo: "Nobody that hasn't done their homework says no to vaccines"

"We can’t be a perpetually punitive society": Connecticut governor proposes criminal justice reforms

Jon Stewart slams Chris Christie, Rand Paul for vaccination comments

University of Vermont officially recognizes neutral third gender

Conservative group threatens McCain primary challenge

America's "free time" problem: Why nearly half of U.S. workers don't get enough of it

Rand Paul linked with anti-vaxx doctors' organization

Bill de Blasio calls for big boost in New York City's minimum wage

Watch Jimmy Fallon perform as Neil Young with Neil Young

You call this a doctor? What's really behind Rand Paul's junk science

Monogamy is the natural way for humans -- but so is polygamy

Questlove's "Parks & Recreation" cameo last night was a perfect salute to longtime fans

Bobby Jindal's purity party: The self-defeating quest for "true conservative" health reform

Twitter is flipping out over the "Magic Mike XXL" trailer -- for good reason

Patients and doctors sue to legalize aid in dying in New York

Ted Cruz roils GOP again: The right's exciting blame-shifting, intra-party trolling

Utah Republican wonders if it's OK to rape an unconscious woman as long as that unconscious woman is your wife

"I don’t think it's wholesome or safe to consume": Why a former meat inspector is blowing the whistle

Horrific: United Nations accuses Islamic State of torturing, murdering children

Underuse of birth control results in 15 million unwanted pregnancies per year

FCC chairman proposes reclassifying Internet as a public utility

"Game of Thrones"' Mountain just broke a 1,000 year old strength record